Kangaroo Creek Dam Upgrade

Kangaroo Creek Dam Upgrade

In November 2019, we completed a $94 million safety upgrade of Kangaroo Creek Dam. The project has helped to strengthen the dam structure against earthquakes and improve its flood protection capacity, aligning it with updated safety guidelines set by the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD).

Project Overview

Following several years of detailed planning, construction at Kangaroo Creek began in January 2016.

Key components of work involved:

  • strengthening and widening the dam’s concrete spillway by an average 33 metres, made possible through controlled blasting removal of more than 330,000 square metres of rock from the nearby hillside
  • widening the rock-fill embankment by around 45 metres and raising it by five metres, reusing rock material from the blasting activities.

Some minor revegetation is planned for the site in April 2020, primarily hydroseeding where the site compound was located during construction.

Kangaroo Creek Upgrade


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